To help neuroscientists advance in the face of increased competition, the authors of In The Hitchhiker’s Guide to a Neuroscience Career present the “critical success indicators for a career in academic neuroscience,” including mobility, networking, building a CV, seeking advice, and outreach.
Your to-do list in academia is long; you have to secure funding, publish, teach, manage your time, manage others, and somehow find time for a personal life. How do you prioritize these demands? How do you determine if you’re prioritizing successfully?
Kenneth Maynard is a global program leader at Takeda Pharmaceuticals. In this interview, he discussed a variety of topics, including his own career path and how others can work in the pharmaceutical industry.
Set yourself up for success in securing a senior academic position by knowing how to promote your work, seek out opportunities, interview, and negotiate. Follow these tips from Neuronline to get started.
Learn about what makes an inclusive work environment in the Creating a Favorable Work Climate course, created by SfN’s Increasing Women in Neuroscience (IWiN) project with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Ranu Jung designs neural engineering projects that drive the process of transforming basic discoveries into clinical applications. In this interview she explains how collaborative projects can at once advance the understanding of the brain and the development of medical devices.
Ups and downs, achievements and challenges - your career will be full of them. Through these changes, there will be some constants. Knowing these will help you successfully advance your career. Contemplate these constants to keep you grounded and true to your character and interests as your career transforms.
Individual Development Plans (IDPs) help mentors and mentees create customized goals and draw a training map that allows them to measure success. Find out how an NIH representative, a program director, and a graduate student use IDPs to create opportunities for career success.
Networking is crucial to establishing and growing in your career. Whether you plan to work in academia your entire career or switch paths and work beyond the bench, your network is vital. Head to Neuronline for tips on building the best network.
As a neuroscientist, your research could benefit all of humanity, yet it’s so hard to talk about with the very people who it could help.
Watch this Neuronline webinar for advice on talking about your research in a way that legislators, health advocates, reporters, and others can understand.
Vivian Mushahwar designs rehabilitation interventions for people with spinal cord injuries. Read about her career path in detail, how mentors have guided her, and her advice for trainees on discovering your passion, choosing a faculty position, and navigating challenges as a woman in science.
Gentry Patrick is the director of mentorship and diversity at the University of California at San Diego. In the interview, learn how he continues to educate others to use their platform as science educators to empower young scientists.
Now retired from a career in neuroscience, Nick Ingoglia has been working toward writing a novel that combines neuroscience research with the fictional lives of a diverse group of characters. In this interview, Ingoglia shares how he incorporates his research experience into his writing, what he hopes audiences take away from his novels, and tips for scientists looking to explore a writing career.
Poor mental health among academics and researchers has long been a problematic and pervasive issue but, until recently, it has largely been ignored or even denied. Watch this webinar that aims to destigmatize mental health struggles among SfN members, discuss the prevalence and manifestation of various mental illnesses among neuroscientists, and start the conversation about how we as a community can better support ourselves and each other.